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Old 12-11-2013, 11:21 AM
blandman blandman is offline
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Originally Posted by rdivaldi View Post

You are off base in your assessment of how Viciedo was viewed in 2012.
No, most analysis of him and his approach mirrored my sentiments. Keith Law was especially scathing.

Originally Posted by cws05champ View Post
That's not what we are arguing said that the White Sox were the only ones that thought Viciedo would become anything. Even after a season in which he hit 25 HR. I just don't think that is true at all. Now if you want to say that you thought this to be true is one thing, but to say that no one else in the league thought that Viciedo had any future prospects after 2012 is bollocks.

Look at the market for Trumbo who hit 34 HR with a .747 OPS last year, and an OBP under .300. Whether you like it or not there is some value there.
You can't judge potential off of a singular statistic. Viciedo was consistently overmatched at the plate. Those 25 homers were a very small portion of his at bats. If a guy has zero chance in 350+ at bats out of 500 or so, you can't seriously think a professional scout is going to point at 25 singular instances and say "hey, this guy's gonna be something". That's not the way it works.
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